William served as a First Lieutenant and Pilot on F-3A "Sleepy Time Gal" #43-21728, 155th Photographic Squadron, 10th Reconnaissance Group, 9th U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Queens County, New York and was a member of the New York National Guard prior to the war.
His National Guard unit was called into full time active Army service on February 10, 1941, prior to the war, from New York City, New York. He was noted, at that time, as being employed as a industry clerk and also as Single, without dependents.
William was "Killed In Action" when the F-3A he was on was shot down by enemy flak and crashed in France during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in Champigneul Chalons Sur Marne, France and was later repatriated here on February 3, 1949.
Service # O-745879
Airmen who perished on F-3A #43-21728:
Barron, Charles E ~ S/Sgt, Observer, Georgia
Fluhr, William J ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, New York
Rau, Joseph R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York
Williams, Randolph P ~ Col, Passenger, Maryland
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
1LT, 155 AAF PHOTO RECON SQ WORLD WAR II
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